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As a family law attorney, Ms. Smedley also focuses her extensive experience on pre- and post-marital agreements, college contribution matters, spousal grandparent visitation, equitable distribution, paternity determinations, parenting time, domestic violence, non-traditional family law, settlement negotiations, wills and adoptions.


Prior to founding Smedley & Lis, Ms. Smedley was a partner at Trace Jenkins. She clerked for the Honorable Harold U. Johnson, Jr., J.S.C., Chancery Division, Family Part in Cumberland County before joining Trace Jenkins in 2006. Ms. Smedley sits on the board of directors for the Gateway Community Action Partnership, which helps low- and moderate-income residents of seven South Jersey counties overcome roadblocks to self-sufficiency. As part of her commitment to community she serves as a co-coach for Delsea High School’s Mock Trial team since 2011. In 2012, she founded the William T. Nace Scholarship Foundation which provides college scholarships to high school seniors who show a financial need, an effort that was recognized in the October 2012 Super Women issue of South Jersey Magazine. Ms. Smedley was further recognized as an up-and-coming leader by SJ Biz Magazine in the magazine’s annual listing of the top 20 under 40 young professionals.


Ms. Smedley believes that a practical approach, combined with strong advocacy, goes a long way toward minimizing the negative impact a family law matter can have on clients and their families.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 100%
    9 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Luke Griffith Family Attorney
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    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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Contact info

Smedley & Lis

58 Euclid Street
Woodbury, NJ, 08096

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive200509/10/2015
PAInactive200512/01/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Awesome AttorneySouth Jersey Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Awesome AttorneySouth Jersey Magazine2014
Top 20 Under 40SJ Biz2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Awesome AttorneySouth Jersey Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Awesome AttorneySouth Jersey Magazine2012
Awesome AttorneySouth Jersey Magazine2011
Awesome AttorneySouth Jersey Magazine2010
Awesome AttorneySouth Jersey Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTrace Jenkins2006 - 2015
Law Clerk to Hon. Harold U. Johnson, Jr., J.S.C.Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part, Cumberland County2005 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
William T. Nace Scholarship FoundationPresident2012 - Present
Gateway Community Action PartnershipBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Gloucester County Bar AssociationTrustee2006 - Present
Camden County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Thomas R. Forkin Inn of CourtBarrister2006 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Glouceter County WomanImportance of Knowing Your Financial Picture2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Richard Stockton College of New JerseyMarketingBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Lenape Regional High SchoolCollege PrepDiploma1994